• Wako, Saitama


Regarding The Washington Post editorial “Cuba’s Jewish hostage” (which was published in The Japan Times on Dec. 9): Saying that American Alan Gross was arrested for helping Cuba’s Jewish community is like saying that the United States hates Fidel Castro because he has a beard.

Gross is a foot soldier in the nasty old U.S. campaign for regime change in Cuba. The Obama administration has admitted that Gross was in Cuba on funny business for the U.S. Agency for International Development. Since his arrest, according to an Oct. 25 article in The New York Times, “administration officials and congressional aides said USAID had quietly changed the way it administers its programs in Cuba, shifting the focus from those intent on ‘regime change’ to those that support educational exchanges and the growth of small businesses.”

So, my Hanukkah wish is that there be no more plots and no more arrests of meshugenehs.

benjamin treuhaft

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